Sunday, October 12, 2014
CATHOLIC WORKER DENNIS APEL AND HIS CASE WITH THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
This week's Tidings piece is called Catholic Worker Dennis Apel and His U.S. Supreme Court Case.
Guadalupe is a tucked-away town in Santa Barbara County, 175 miles from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, the northwestern-most community of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Dennis Apel and his wife Tensie Hernandez started the Guadalupe Catholic Worker in 1996. Supported solely by donations, they distribute food and clothing to the farm workers of the Central Coast. They operate a free clinic. And from the beginning, vigiling at nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base has been part of their practice.
“The base calls what we do protesting,” says Dennis from Beatitude House. “We call it vigiling. Vigiling is a sitting with, a being with while you’re waiting for something to change. Generally our signs would be non-confrontational. The biggest banner we have says, ‘Have Our Weapons Brought Us Peace?’
READ THE PIECE HERE.